peanut butter chocolate bunny cookies

It all started with Saint Patrick’s Day at Grandma’s house. This was a time for my mother, my grandmother and I to relive old times. When I lived nearby we used to get together several Saturdays a month to have dinner and stay up late drinking and playing pinochle. This happens less frequently now that I live two hours to the north.

During dinner and cards we had one of my bottles of pear wine. Sometime after that my grandma surprised me by asking to have one of my beers. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Drink Guinness!

20150317_203426

After a while we were no longer able to play cards and sat around the table chatting for a while. Grandma had two wrapped “prizes” in a basket for the winner of the card game. I won two chocolate bunnies. Here we are with one bunny.

20150317_230126

No one really wants to eat these chocolate bunnies. I know they will just sit on the counter until one of the kids decides to stab it with a pencil or some other form of destruction. So, I will save them the trouble by destroying the bunnies myself.

20150320_203301 (2)20150320_203318

Time to kill the bunnies.

20150320_203301

Time to make some peanut butter cookies.

20150320_203226

And mix in the butchered chocolate bunnies.

20150320_203422

I will call them peanut butter and chocolate bunny cookies.

20150321_193216

Recipe:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar (I use half brown sugar)
  • 1-2 chopped up chocolate bunnies

Refrigerate for an hour or so before rolling into balls, rolling in sugar and baking at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Slightly smash down the balls before baking. If you bake without the chocolate, use the fork method. Of note, I don’t measure the peanut butter because I don’t like to put it into a measuring cup and then take it back out of the measuring cup. I don’t enjoy cleaning the peanut buttery measuring cup so I just eyeball it. Really the recipe should state: 1 cup peanut butter, more or less.

Advertisements

About The Contemplatress

Outdoors, I enjoy gardening, hiking, biking, kayaking, wandering the beach and taking photographs. I admit to being a fair weather outdoorswoman most of the time. Indoors, I enjoy cooking as though I am on the food network. My favorite activity may be sitting in the sun reading a book. Probably with a beer. My liberal arts degree didn't help me acquire gainful employment so I became a practical nurse. Taking care of people who can't take care of themselves makes me thankful that I can.
This entry was posted in food and recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s